Author Archive | Andy Meszaros

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February program featuring Hungarian Folk Customs

Our first program in this Spring Series of lectures was well attended, and proved to be a well-researched, compelling presentation by Dr. Enikő Bús, a Fulbright Scholar at Cleveland State University. Dr. Bús talked about folk customs of Hungary, enriching her presentation with wonderful visuals.  She started the talk explaining the history of time, the adoption […]

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2018 Children’s Program

Saint Nicholas, Mikulás Bácsi, visited the Museum on Saturday afternoon, December 8th. He spoke with 35 children, ages 3 through 13. He inquired about their school interests, their hobbies and other activities. His visit was preceded by activities for our young visitors. The adults in their lives had a chance to see the Museum exhibits […]

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2019 Spring Lecture Series

Saturday, Mar. 9th           Hungary in the EU:  Expectations and Challenges and the 2019 Parliamentary Elections, presented by Dr. Zsolt Hetesy, Department Chief of Mission, Hungarian Embassy Dr. Hetesy will discuss the meaning of membership in the European Union (EU).  He will describe how the EU is structured; what the advantages and obligations of membership are; […]

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Hungarian Ambassador to the United States visits Museum

Dr. László Szabó, Hungarian Ambassador to the United States, was in Cleveland the weekend of November 24th attending the Hungarian Association’s annual Congress. Before his flight back to Washington, D.C., he and his wife visited our Museum on Sunday morning. He was able to view the Museum’s exhibits and commented on the electronic media that […]

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The Songs We Hide

Our November program featured a presentation by Ms. Connie Hampton Connally, whose book, The Songs We Hide, is set in 1951 Stalinist Hungary. Beautifully written, the book’s plot and the two main characters, Péter and Katalin, serve as the vehicle through which we can catch a glimpse into the everyday experiences of Hungarians living through […]

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What has been going on at the Museum?

The end of June saw volunteers from the Museum attending the Lake Erie Captains Hungarian Heritage Night at the Ballpark festivities. We have contributed to this great fusion of the American past-time with Magyar culture by manning a face painting table…as the children come by, we decorate their cheeks and arms with Hungarian folk motifs […]

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Museum committee prepares for the Vintner Dinner

The Museum’s Vintner Committee has been busy preparing for the Annual Vintner Dinner, the main fundraising event for our Cleveland Hungarian Heritage Society and Museum. The wines have been picked ! The menu has been chosen! The musicians have been hired, and the wonderful raffle items are trickling in… So—– Please join us on Saturday […]

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September program on Ilona Zrinyi

The topic of our first presentation for the 2018 Fall series was “Defending the Fort: the Life and Times of Ilona Zrinyi” presented by Eszti Pigniczky, Director of Leadership Development and Training, Hungarian Scouts in Exteris. Ilona Zrinyi was an interesting woman who was born in 1643 and lived in the 17th century during an era of […]

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